The Council of Appellate Lawyers (CAL) is the first and only national appellate bench-bar organization. CAL’s mission is to foster a dialogue among federal and state appellate lawyers and judges that will improve appellate advocacy and strengthen ties among the numerous appellate bar associations.
Mr. Graham is also serving on the host committee for CAL’s 2014 Appellate Judges Education Institute (AJEI). Jackson Walker is proud to sponsor of the event. The AJEI is the nation’s premier appellate-education program and is at the core of the CAL’s mission of fostering a collaborative relationship between the appellate bench and bar. This year, the AJEI will take place November 13-16 in Dallas, Texas at the Dallas Marriott City Center in the heart of the Dallas Arts District. The AJEI has assembled a truly impressive group of programs and speakers. The AJEI will cover a range of interesting and practical topics: the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; Supreme Court review and preview; privacy issues; the evolution of personal jurisdiction jurisprudence; oral argument from both sides of the bench; legal writing; and the business of appeals.
Mr. Graham has a broad litigation practice with particular expertise in appellate representation. He distinguishes himself through attention to detail, precise analysis, and insistence on the highest standards of professionalism in his work product. Mr. Graham received his B.A., summa cum laude, from Southern Methodist University. He received his M.A. from The University of Chicago and his M.St. from Oxford University (Oriel College). Mr. Graham received his J.D. from The University of Texas School of Law.